TITLE

OCLUSION TRANSITORIA DE COMUNICACION INTERAURICULAR EN EL SINDROME DE LUTEMBACHER

AUTHOR(S)
Contreras, Alejandro E.; Brenna, Eduardo J.; Peirone, Alejandro R.
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Medicina (Buenos Aires);2011, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p366
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report the case of an 82 year-old woman with symptoms of advanced heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension. An echocardiogram showed an ostium secundum type atrial septal defect and concomitant mitral valve stenosis (Lutembacher syndrome). Echocardiographic assessment of mitral pathology was hampered by the interatrial septal defect. Transient percutaneous occlusion test of the atrial septal defect was performed and severe mitral valve stenosis was detected. Atrial septal defect size modified the clinical manifestations and the transient occlusion test helped to decide the therapeutic strategy.
ACCESSION #
70456768

 

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